HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS)


Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. Implement the ILO Recommendation on HIV and AIDS (No.200).

AIDS is a workplace issue because it has a marked impact on workers, their families and dependants, enterprises and national economies. More >>

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  1. Event

    World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014, ILO, Geneva

    On Monday, 1 December 2014, you are all invited to wear red and join ILO officials in forming a human ribbon in ILO headquarters at 11:45.

  2. World AIDS Day

    Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014,

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

  3. World AIDS Day

    Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014,

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  4. Videos

    Living with HIV: This is my story

    27 November 2014,

    More than half of the 35 million people living with HIV do not know their status. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories and often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. In this special ILO video series to mark World AIDS Day, actors Kavi Ladnier, Ratidzo Mambo, and Junes Zahdi speak for them.

Key resources

  1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    17 June 2010

    The new labour standard is the first human rights instrument to focus on HIV and AIDS in the world of work, and was adopted - by an overwhelming majority - by governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from ILO member States at the International Labour Conference in June 2010.